Merry (day after) Christmas!! I hope all of you who celebrate had a wonderful day. We had a lovely time with plenty of good food!
I have a lot of cooking and knitting and even a bit of sewing to catch you up on! I will tackle them one at a time over the next few weeks, so keep your eye out for new posts from me.
For the last several years the French Fridays with Dorie group has done a Christmas Card Exchange. This is the first year I participated and it was so much fun! I loved getting the mail each day to see who I got cards from. Here is a photo with most of the cards I received (I am still waiting on a few…and I have a feeling a few of you are waiting on mine). I hung them all on our front doors.
Today for French Fridays with Dorie the group is doing something a little different. As part of the card exchange, participants could also share a favorite cookie or drink recipe. Then, if we wished, we could each make one of those recipes and share it on our blogs today. I decided not to participate in the recipe exchange, so I am doing a make-up recipe instead: Speculoos.
Speculoos are a spicy brown-sugar cookie recipe popular across Europe. They are especially popular around Christmas-time. I had been meaning to make these cookies for the last couple Christmases, and finally made them this year.
Dorie’s recipe includes a lot of cinnamon (yum!) and a touch off ginger and cloves. They are sturdy enough to be cut into shapes, but I made simple round cookies.
I loved these cookies! Cinnamon cookies are a favorite and these did not disappoint. Based on how quickly these cookies got eaten, I think everyone in the family liked them.
If you would like to try Speculoos, Dorie’s recipe can be found here on her blog.